Family Therapy

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This is a multiple choice quiz to test knowledge of family therapy from workshop course.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who coined the term cybernetics?
    • A. 

      Gregory Bateson

    • B. 

      Norbert Wiener

    • C. 

      Jay Haley

    • D. 

      Margaret Mead

  • 2. 
    Cybernetics is the study of methods of feedback control within a system, especially the flow of information through 
    • A. 

      Computers

    • B. 

      Feedback loops

    • C. 

      Machines

    • D. 

      Complex systems

  • 3. 
    The origin of the term cybernetics means?
    • A. 

      Transformer

    • B. 

      Steersman

    • C. 

      Mathematician

    • D. 

      Information processing

  • 4. 
    The Macy Conferences made an important breakthrough by providing a new and exciting epistemology for conceptualising how systems retain their stabiity through?
    • A. 

      Self regulation

    • B. 

      Past performance

    • C. 

      Future performance

    • D. 

      Preprogrammed goal

  • 5. 
    First order cybernetics came from?
    • A. 

      Atomic science

    • B. 

      Chemical engineering

    • C. 

      Communication engineering and computer science

    • D. 

      Physics and maths

  • 6. 
    First order cybernetics grew out of communication engineering and computer science as a means of undertanding the general principles of how systems of all kinds are self regulated and thus maintain their stability.  Attention was directed toward structure - patterns of organisation- and control through feedback cycles.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

    • C. 

      Not sure

  • 7. 
    Gregory Bateson was English and qualified in?
    • A. 

      Anthropology and maths

    • B. 

      Anthropology and sociology

    • C. 

      Anthropology and ethnology

    • D. 

      Engineering and behavioural sciences

  • 8. 
    Bateson's contribution to family therapy was?
    • A. 

      Conjoint family therapy

    • B. 

      Hospitalising mothers of schizophrenic patients on clinic grounds

    • C. 

      Double bind theory of schizophrenia

    • D. 

      Feedback mechanisms

  • 9. 
    Reciprocal Determinism shifts attention from?
    • A. 

      Historical facts to current problems

    • B. 

      Relationship outlook to environmental outlook

    • C. 

      Content to process

    • D. 

      Fiction to fact

  • 10. 
    Content is the language of Linear causality - the view that one event causes the next in unidirectional....?
    • A. 

      Stimulus response fashion

    • B. 

      Family interactional patterns

    • C. 

      Human relationships

    • D. 

      Feedback loops

  • 11. 
    If content is the language of linear causality, process is the language of ?
    • A. 

      First order cybernetics

    • B. 

      Systems implications

    • C. 

      Interpersonal events

    • D. 

      Circular causality

  • 12. 
    Circular causality is defined as; forces moving in many directions simultaneously, not simply a single event caused by a previous one. Example, within a family, any action by one member affects all other members and the family as a whole; each members response in turn prompts other responses that affect all other members, whose further reactions provoke still other responses, and so forth. such a reverberating efect in turn affects the first person in a continuous series of circular loops or recurring chains of influence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Family processes affect individual behaviour, and individuals within the family system affect family processes, in a recursive manner.  Within the family context, every action provokes a circular sequence that in turn helps change the 
    • A. 

      Individual behaviour

    • B. 

      Family functioning

    • C. 

      Original action

    • D. 

      Defiant adolescence

  • 14. 
    Change requires altering the process NOT?
    • A. 

      Discovering the culprit.

    • B. 

      Blaming the family

    • C. 

      Scrutinising the history

    • D. 

      Blaming the therapist

  • 15. 
    Who is the main figure associated with Structural Family Therapy?
    • A. 

      Gregory Bateson

    • B. 

      Jay Hayley

    • C. 

      Mara Selvini-Palazzoli

    • D. 

      Salvador Minuchin

  • 16. 
    In the 1960s, what publication helped popularise the family approach?
    • A. 

      Virginia's Satir's publication The Conjoint Family Therapy

    • B. 

      John Bell and Nathan Ackerman's collective work

    • C. 

      The carefully crafted structural view for working with a family

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    As the major determinants of the well-being of a family's individual members, structural theorists emphasise a) The wholeness of the family system b) The influence of the family's hierarchical organisation c) The verbal and nonverbal messages exchanged within the family system d) The interdependent functioning of its subsystems
    • A. 

      A and b

    • B. 

      A, b, and c

    • C. 

      A, b, c, and d

    • D. 

      A, c, and d

    • E. 

      A, b, and d

  • 18. 
    What helps govern the appearance of functional or dysfunctional patterns in a family system?
    • A. 

      Underlying organisational structure

    • B. 

      Flexibility in responding to changing conditions throughout the life cycle

    • C. 

      Communication occurring simultaneously at many levels

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      Both B and C

    • G. 

      Both A and B

  • 19. 
    Prior to becoming a psychiatrist, what was Salvador Minuchin's profession?
    • A. 

      Anthropologist

    • B. 

      Communications specialist

    • C. 

      Sociologist

    • D. 

      Chippendale dancer

    • E. 

      Pediatrics

  • 20. 
    Which of Minuchin's projects laid the cornerstone to Structural Family Therapy?
    • A. 

      Project X

    • B. 

      Stanford prison experiment project

    • C. 

      The Wiltwyck experiment project

    • D. 

      Project Runway

  • 21. 
    The Wiltwyck experiments revealed the need for family reorganisation and for some effective form of hierarchy among family members for a family system to move from being dysfunctional to functional. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    The Wiltwyck experiments were conducted on ___________ (participants). The participants mainly consisted of low-income African American and Peurto Rican youth from New York's inner city. 
  • 23. 
    Cybernetics is the study of ________ __________.
  • 24. 
    After taking on the directorship of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Centre, which major figure of the MRI did Minuchin recruite? 
    • A. 

      Don Jackosn

    • B. 

      Virginia Satir

    • C. 

      Jay Hayley

    • D. 

      Gregory Bateson

  • 25. 
    According to Structural Family Therapy, what needs to happen before an individual's symptoms can be reduced or extinguished?
    • A. 

      The culprit must be identified

    • B. 

      Structural changes must occur

    • C. 

      A DSM diagnosis must be presented to the client

    • D. 

      Limits to confidentiality and a payment plan must be discussed

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